International Women’s Day 2017

Happy International Women’s Day! I am so very lucky to have grown up in a time and place where I never doubted that a woman can do anything she sets her mind to. I was in Girl Scouts from kindergarten through twelfth grade (and was a Gold Award recipient) and I feel like that was…

New Year’s 1999

The year was 1999. I was nine years old. The item at the top of my Christmas list came from this wonderful catalogue, American Girl’s first holiday “wish book”: I badly wanted this, the special edition Year 2000 Outfit: How could I possibly have been able to welcome a new millennium and survived the Y2K…

Great Doll Blog Award/News and Updates

I am excited to accept the Great Doll Blog Award! I will get to that in a second, first I have some news and updates to share. I have now joined the 21st century and have Instagram. I had to ask my students at school how to use it. Witnessing my incompetence sent them into…

Read Across America Day

Today is Read Across America Day, celebrated each year on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. I have loved to read my whole life and when I was in elementary school this day meant one thing: Read ‘n Feed! Getting to bring snacks and pillows to school and reading all day was the best day of the year!…

Mix and Match 

AGC is having a “Mix and Match” challenge and I thought I would post my entries on my blog as well as the AGC message board. This was something fun and different for me to do since I tend to pay more attention to my historical collection than my modern one. It was also a…